1899 - 1978
The director Karl Hartl directed some of the most popular German productions in the 30's which erected a monument to him.
His film career already began in 1918 when he worked as a director assistant for Alexander Korda, at the same time he was also active as an editor. To his well-known movies as a director assistant belong "Prinz und Bettelknabe" (20) and "Samson und Delila" (22) - he also edited both movies - as well as "Jedermanns Frau" (24), "Café Elektric" (27) and "Tingel Tangel" (27) - where he also appeared as an actor.
His other movies as an editor were among others "Herren der Meere" (22), "Das unbekannte Morgen" (23) and "Tragödie im Hause Habsburg" (24).
With the rise of the sound film he could realise his first movie as
a director and made his direction debut with "Ein Burschenlied aus Heidelberg"
In the next years followed popular productions like "Die Gräfin von Monte Christo" (32), "Ihre Durchlaucht, die Verkäuferin" (3), "Gold" (34) and "Die Leuchter des Kaisers" (36).
When he worked together with the greatest actors of the 30's - Heinz Rühmann and Hans Albers - and directed the movie "Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war" (37), it exceeded all expectations. Rühmann and Albers complemented one another perfectly and goad on to top performances.
After that followed "Gastspiel im Paradies" (38) before Karl Hartl's
flight was stopped by the outbreak of the war.
In the post-war cinema he wasn't able to go on from his earlier successes. To his last movies as a director belong "Der Engel mit der Posaune" (48), "Der schweigende Mund" (51), "Liebeskrieg nach Noten" (53), "Mozart" (55) and "Rot ist die Liebe (57).
Karl Hartl was married with the actress Marte
Other movies from Karl Hartl (Director):